At Sunset Canyon, physical education is part of our 3-day special area rotation. Our curriculum is based on the state standards and follows principles of Fitness for Life. The curriculum also includes various sports, movement, and activities that incorporate all areas of physical fitness.
Our Wolves are encouraged to dress appropriately for activity, which includes proper tennis shoes and clothing, which enable students to participate fully! If students are outside, a hat is also recommended. Sunset Canyon physical education students learn what it takes to be sun safe in Arizona's SunWise Program.
In grades K-2, we focus on gross motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
In grades 3-6, we focus on the understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
As a whole, the physical education program focuses on achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. The goal of physical education at Sunset Canyon is to engage the children every time they attend P.E. and to adopt good habits for a healthy lifestyle!
All of the Arizona State Physical Education standards can be found on the Arizona Department of Education website.